Tips&TricksMaximize your sweep: from plastic bag tricks to homemade floor cleaners

Maximize your sweep: from plastic bag tricks to homemade floor cleaners

Net on a broom, photo. Brilliant
Net on a broom, photo. Brilliant
11:23 AM EST, January 11, 2024

One common issue during sweeping is dust particles and other impurities becoming stuck to the broom. This makes placing them into the dustpan challenging and often requires touch assistance. As you can imagine, no one is keen on touching lumps of dirt. So, what is the solution?

An easy trick with a plastic bag

To simplify the cleaning process, you can use a regular plastic bag. First, securely attach it to the broom and tie it tightly around the handle. Begin brushing up dust particles. You will soon notice that due to the grid, they can't adhere to the broom and can be easily placed in the dustpan. This is a simple yet highly effective cleaning trick.

Net for a broom, photo. Genius
Net for a broom, photo. Genius

Demo a homemade floor cleaner

Once all the dirt has been swept up, it's time to mop the floors. Of course, no one desires them to be streaked or smudged. How can we avoid this? The answer lies in homemade cleaning solutions. The recipe is relatively straightforward. Add 3 tablespoons of vinegar and a dash of your preferred fabric softener to 1.32 gallons of water. This concoction effectively disinfects floors, prevents dust accumulation due to its antistatic properties, and doesn't produce a significant amount of foam. Consequently, your floors remain dust-free and smudge-free for longer intervals!

"Net on the broom, photo. Brilliant"
"Net on the broom, photo. Brilliant"

How to properly clean panels and floors?

To prevent streaks on floor panels, the type of cleaner matters and the technique with which you mop. Always mop in the direction the panels or boards are laid, and avoid maneuvering the mop in various directions. Additionally, always wring it out thoroughly once you dip the mop into the bucket with the cleaning solution. By doing so, you'll avoid inundating the floor with excess water.

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